Virtual Bart

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Virtual Bart
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,800 T-81103
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-81206
Sega Mega Drive
£? T-81206-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-81206-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-81206-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-81206-50
Sega Mega Drive

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Virtual Bart (バーチャルバート) is a video game starring Bart Simpson of The Simpsons, and was released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1994. It was the last Simpsons game to see a release on a home Sega console , the last to be published by Acclaim (whose handling of the franchise was seen as iffy), and the only Simpsons game on the Mega Drive to be published by them (the other games were published under their Flying Edge label).

Virtual Bart has Bart complete a series of minigames, randomly selected by a virtual reality machine.

For whatever reason, the Japanese box uses the pre-Saturn box format, including older informational icons.

Production credits

  • Programmed by: James Henn, Rob Nelson, Hung Nguyen, John Tomlinson
  • Directed by: Hal Rushton
  • Designed by: Hal Rushton, Rich Reagan, Dave Ross
  • Lead Artist: Dallin Haws
  • Art and Animation by: Rich Reagan, Joel Izatt, Mike Peery, Ray Cornia, Mike Ulrich, Virginia Sargent, Rob Kemp
  • Music and Sound-Effects Arranged and Performed by: Sam Powell, Mark Ganus, Kingsley Thurber, Eric Nunamaker, James Hebdon
  • Camp Bracken Staff: Vince Bracken, Gary Rowberry, John Howa, Scott Hanks, Brian Miller, Bryan Wong, Steve Jolly, Jeff Hanson, Matt Grate
  • Acclaim Development by: The Black Team
  • Producer: Mark Flitman
  • Associate Producers: Doug Yellin, Tyrone Miller, Ken Kajikawa
  • Analysts: Joe Cool Allocco, Michael Archer, J.J. Mazziotto
  • Special Thanks to: Linda Spelman, Scott Marcus, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Eric Samulski, John Guymon
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtual Bart/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 062.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

BeepMD JP 1994-09.pdfBeepMD JP 1994-09.pdf

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1994-09: "September 1994" (1994-08-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
76 №5, p15
60 №26, p60/61
65 №46, p129
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
3 reviews

Mega Drive, US
VirtualBart MD US Box.jpg
VirtualBart MD US Cart.jpg
Virtual Bart MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
VirtualBart MD EU Box.jpg
VirtualBart MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
VirtualBart MD JP Box.jpg
VirtualBart MD JP CartTop.jpg
VirtualBart MD JP Cart.jpg
VirtualBart MD JP Postcard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega Drive, AU
VirtualBart MD AU Box.jpg


The Simpsons games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1992) | Bart's Nightmare (1993) | Virtual Bart (1994)
Sega Master System
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993) | Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (1994) | The Itchy & Scratchy Game (1995)